Blair Kinghorn starts on the wing for the first time as Edinburgh Rugby travel to Glasgow on Saturday to play in the 1872 Scottish Cup second leg (Scotstoun, 5.15pm, live on BBC Two Scotland).

Kinghorn, who recently made his Scotland Sevens debut, has usually been deployed at full-back in his fledgling career, but will now be up against Lions’ pick Tommy Seymour of the Warriors.

Phil Burleigh, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne and Duncan Weir also come into the backline with Ross Ford, Jamie Ritchie and John Hardie coming into the pack.

Hamish Watson and a host of other back-rows are injured, so George Turner will cover the back-row from the bench.

Acting Head Coach Duncan Hodge said: “Glasgow are our biggest rivals and we need no bigger motivation than facing them on their home patch.

“We’ve had a good week of preparation going into this game and we’ve got some confidence following our late win against Dragons last week.

“Although we didn’t perform well on the whole in that game, we showed belief in our ability and a mental resilience to get the win.

“It’s been a challenging season, but we want to finish on a high while playing the open and exciting brand of rugby we’re capable of producing.”


15 Glenn Bryce

14 Damien Hoyland

13 Chris Dean

12 Phil Burleigh

11 Blair Kinghorn

10 Duncan Weir

9 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne

1 Allan Dell

2 Ross Ford

3 Simon Berghan

4 Grant Gilchrist (C)

5 Ben Toolis

6 Jamie Ritchie

7 John Hardie

8 Cornell du Preez

Subs: 16 Neil Cochrane, 17 Murray McCallum, 18 Kevin Bryce, 19 Fraser McKenzie, 20 George Turner, 21 Sean Kennedy, 22 Junior Rasolea, 23 Rory Scholes.

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